COMMUNITY Development and Social Welfare Minister, Emerine Kabanshi, speaking when she officiated at this year’s Youth Day commemorations held at David Kaunda stadium in Chipata on Saturday. PICTURE BY STEPHEN MUKOBEKO/ZANIS
COMMUNITY Development and Social Welfare Minister, Emerine Kabanshi, speaking when she officiated at this year’s Youth Day commemorations held at David Kaunda stadium in Chipata on Saturday. PICTURE BY STEPHEN MUKOBEKO/ZANIS

Community Development and Social Services Minister Emerine Kabanshi has handed over 659 mobile phones to vulnerable women in Nalolo district of Western province.

Handing over the handsets to the 659 beneficiaries in Nalolo yesterday, Ms Kabanshi said Government is committed to ensure that the suffering of women in the district is reduced to manageable levels.

She said President Edgar Lungu cares for the people of Western province even if he did not receive any Member of Parliament during the 2016 general election.

Ms Kabanshi said President Lungu is the president for all Zambians under the motto of One Zambia One nation adding that people in the region should rally behind the ruling Government.

The Minister said the current PF administration means business in ensuring the impoverishment that has ravaged many communities in the country comes to an end.

Ms Kabanshi said the 659 women who have benefited from the mobile phones will also receive two thousand kwacha each in order to start up their businesses with the aim of reducing poverty among the women in Nalolo district.

She implored all the women beneficiaries to ensure that the mobile phones are used for the intended purposes as the handsets will be used for receiving money from Government.

And Nalolo district Commissioner, Teddy Chimbinde appealed to other cooperating partners to emulate the Government’s gesture in uplifting the livelihood of women in the district.

Passing of vote of thanks, the Barotse Royal Establishment representative, Induna Sambi, said the traditional leadership in the region will continue to work with the current Government in accelerating development in the province.

Induna Sambi said Nalolo district has a total population of 126, 000 from which about 640, 000 are impoverished women adding that the stance of Government of alleviating poverty will greatly improve the welfare of the womenfolk in the district.

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6 COMMENTS

  1. Really?!! Poor women need phones more than anything else?

    And believe me, those women will never see the promised K2000.

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  2. Why not sponsor more girls to schools so that as they give birth, they will be able to take more care of their kids?

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  3. I agree with you @Godfreykabwe. We have a top-bottom way of solving the poverty issues which do not work instead of applying the bottom-top framework. Why not first empower more young women so you can build a strong base on which you can work with instead of giving K2000 to old women? If you empower young women, you are fixing the problem long term.

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  4. Why waste money instead of empowering them with long term and suayainable projects. such as Agriculture,education etc.Africa just goes backwards with these politicians.

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